nutritional information

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 31 mg
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
Vegan

Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats

Serves 4

Ayurvedic lifestyle counselor Aisha Bahrami created this delicious no-cook oatmeal by accident: “I put all my ingredients into a pot for breakfast, got a phone call, and totally forgot about it,” she says.
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup hemp milk or non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 2 Tbs. chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger or 1 Tbs. crystallized ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. maple syrup, optional
  • 1 Tbs. shredded coconut, optional
  • 1 Tbs. chopped pistachios, optional

1. Combine oats, hemp milk, chia seeds, cardamom, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and maple syrup (if using) in glass jar with lid. Stir, close lid, and refrigerate overnight.

2. Open lid, stir, and sprinkle with coconut and pistachios, if using.

January/February 2012 p.10

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comments

this was disgusting i had diarrhea for almost a week because of this i am definitely not making this again thtas for sure!!!! :(

lilyana - 2014-12-12 11:49:16

definitely not enough liquid. i had to divide mine into four containers and add about another cup of water. i also added a chopped apple and it was perfect after heating in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes

Dawn - 2014-10-22 12:15:13

I love the taste of chai, or the spices I know as chai. :) This recipe looks amazing, and I will be using these flavors with my overnight oatmeal. Lisa and Trish, I would not be able to eat steel cut oats without cooking them first. Search for "overnight steel cut oats". Basically boil them for one minute, let them sit overnight. I am going to do that, then add the spices. Thank you for the great recipe for chai flavored oatmeal. I love chai. I am having chai flavored tea right now. :)

Elizabeth - 2014-10-18 19:09:55

I made these and the next morning they were still rock hard the next day. Am I supposed to cook them still? The recipe doesn't indicate that.

Trish - 2014-10-16 12:03:51

Chai refers to the comination of cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, nutmeg, and black pepper. Chai literally translates to Tea. So in this use the oatmeal will taste like a chai

Greengirlp - 2014-09-02 15:50:30

Looks almost identical to my usual breakfast. Having said that, I believe it is important to soak the oats separately with a tablespoon of Raw apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of spelt flour in warm filtered water to help reduce the phytic acid. Then just drain and rinse with filtered water.

Shane - 2014-03-20 20:38:43

The recipe uses many of the same spices that give chai tea its flavor: cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper. The fact that the recipe also uses chia seeds does make it look like it could be a typo, though! :)

vt_editor - 2014-02-17 15:39:58

Sounds good, but what is chai about this?? Typo?

JN - 2014-02-17 13:19:17

That sounds really good. I may try that on a warmer day. Just not mid winter.

thomas bailey - 2014-02-12 15:56:12

Don't you have to cook the steel cut oats ahead of time?

lisa - 2014-02-06 17:13:32

vegan oatmeal recipie

Elizabeth - 2013-12-26 00:15:10

This recipe has become a family favorite. Try it!

AMC - 2013-11-07 06:12:45

Good

Pat - 2013-09-21 12:18:01

When heating it up, the consistency is rather thick. Eaten as is, the amount of liquid was just right. Didn't have cardamom on hand, but this was really good. Perfect for an Autumn morning.

Jazzi who - 2013-09-06 11:32:27

This was wonderful loved the crunch of the oatmeal, no need to cook was delicious .

Patti - 2013-08-22 21:14:34